I’m still trying to decide if being called “intellectually honest” rather than a die-hard Jays homer by the Tao of Stieb is a compliment or not, but here we go again: B.J. Ryan really was not being squeezed at all by the ump this afternoon. Totally his bad to give Miguel @#$@#$ Cairo a free pass and face the Mariners’ cleanup man in a critical situation.
Today’s fun fact of the day: The 2008 Toronto Blue Jays are on pace to break…well, let’s call a spade a spade…SMASH, the all-time record for grounding into double plays with 186. The Red Sox are the current holders with a mere 174 in 1990. But good news- they made the playoffs!!! (And were swept in the first round by Oakland).